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  • Dark Money Network Conceals $20 Million in Liberal Election Spending

    07/22/2020 6:14:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | JULY 21, 2020 | Joe Schoffstall -
    Sixteen Thirty Fund acts as network for liberal donors to anonymously give to Democratic committees.. Deep-pocketed liberal donors are using a massive dark money network to conceal the source of nearly $20 million in donations to pro-Biden PACs. ... Sixteen Thirty Fund .. normally works with advocacy organizations, has switched its focus to the election in recent months, sending large amounts to groups supporting Joe Biden in the presidential race. Wealthy donors push cash into the Sixteen Thirty Fund—an entity housed at the D.C.-based dark money network Arabella Advisors—which then disburses the money to prominent Democratic committees. Arabella Advisors operates...
  • Soros Funnels Millions to His Lefty Super PAC Democracy PAC from Another One of His Groups

    06/01/2020 10:22:52 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/1/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Liberal billionaire George Soros’s Democracy PAC has been actively involved in funneling millions into left-wing groups pushing twisted coronavirus anti-Trump ads on TV. But just who is funding Democracy PAC?
  • Lefty ‘Dark Money’ Group ACRONYM Behind Liberal ‘Fake News’ Push to ‘Influence the 2020 Election’

    05/26/2020 12:26:48 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/26/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    A liberal dark money operation pushing “fake news” to hurt President Donald Trump in the 2020 election is pulling out all the stops. OpenSecrets revealed that “political operations are pouring millions of ‘dark money’ dollars into ads and digital content masquerading as news coverage to influence the 2020 election.” One of those operations is dubbed Courier Newsroom, which is owned by the leftist nonprofit ACRONYM. ACRONYM is the company behind the Iowa Democratic Caucus app fiasco. OpenSecrets described Courier as “a network of websites emulating progressive local news outlets.”
  • Soros PAC and Sussman Gave Combined $13,000,000 to Group Launching Anti-Trump Coronavirus Attack Ads

    03/24/2020 12:24:53 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/24/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    It looks as though the left will exploit any crisis in order to take a shot at President Donald Trump, and they’re being fueled by liberal billionaire cash. Liberal billionaire George Soros’ Democracy PAC and liberal billionaire Donald Sussman are bankrolling a lefty group launching attack ads against President Donald Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic with at least $13,000,000 so far this cycle.
  • Little Known Silicon Valley Group ‘Mind the Gap’ Spending Millions to Boost Democrats in 2020

    01/17/2020 6:16:36 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    LEGALINSURRECTION.COM ^ | 1/9/2020 | mike lachance
    “the group is accomplishing this all behind the scenes — without any prior public scrutiny” Democrats are fond of claiming that they want big money and so-called ‘dark’ money taken out of politics. Yet a Silicon Valley-based group is quietly pumping over a hundred million dollars into efforts to help Democrats in 2020, mostly through voter registration. Funny, it doesn’t sound like anyone on the left is complaining about this. Theodore Schleifer reports at Recode: How Silicon Valley’s secretive donor group plans to beat Trump Mind the Gap, the secretive group quietly reshaping big-money politics in Silicon Valley, is aiming...
  • Don’t Be Fooled By Liberal Dark Money Influence

    01/14/2020 4:37:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    Hypocrisy in politics is typical, but every so often it reaches a new low. Such is the case with a recent political ad attacking dark money’s influence in politics, an ad funded by dark money. The group Future Majority did exactly that as part of their 2018 efforts to elect Democrats to Congress. Now groups like Future Majority are focused on denying President Trump reelection in 2020.  Democrats have no good response to the president’s popularity and his accomplished record, so they turn to dark money funded smear campaigns to try and discredit him and his supporters. Politico reports one...
  • March For Our Lives Raised Nearly All Funding From Secret Six-Figure Donations

    01/07/2020 6:42:59 PM PST · by lasereye · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | JANUARY 7, 2020 | Stephen Gutowski and Joe Schoffstall
    The gun-control group responsible for a 2018 march on Washington, D.C., raised the vast majority of its funds from undisclosed donations over six figures, a recently released tax document shows. The March For Our Lives Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) "social welfare" organization launched in the aftermath of the deadly 2018 shootings at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is bankrolled almost entirely by large donations in excess of $100,000. The group reported $17,879,150 in contributions and grants over the course of 2018, its first year of operations. Ninety-five percent of those contributions came from 36 donations between $100,000 and $3,504,717—a...
  • Soros cash flows to pressure vulnerable GOP Congress members to impeach Trump

    11/23/2019 3:48:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 23, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Apparently, it's not enough that leftist hedge fund billionaire and 'stateless statesman' George Soros and his non-government organization front groups made a lunge to take over much of eastern Europe, visibly in the case of Ukraine during the Maidan revolution. Nor is the Soros seeding of first the Obama administration, and then the Trump administration, with former operatives of his from other outfits. Some, in the case of Trump, are now testifying as witnesses in the impeachment hearings. Now, the Soros cash is rising to flood levels, targeting GOP Congress members to vote in support of impeaching Trump. Here's the...
  • BIG MONEY IN DARK SHADOWS (ARABELLA)

    09/04/2019 5:42:47 PM PDT · by Hostage · 7 replies
    Capital Research Center ^ | Recent | Hayden R. Ludwig
    Executive Summary The political Left often criticizes—and the mainstream media frequently report on—the network of center-right nonprofits funded by billionaire entrepreneurs Charles and David Koch. But few politicos know of a left-wing leviathan in Washington, D.C., with a reach rivaling that of the Koch network. This study by the Capital Research Center documents a shadowy web into which nearly $600 million flowed in 2017, the most recent year for which data are available. Operating under the aegis of “philanthropy,” this network is housed in and staffed by a for-profit, privately held consultancy called Arabella Advisors, LLC. Arabella manages four nonprofit...
  • Old News: Liberal Dark Money Group to Receive Private Briefing from Jerry Nadler

    07/29/2019 12:46:33 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/04/19 | Brent Scher and Joe Schoffstall
    AUSTIN—The largest donors on the left will be given a private briefing on investigations into President Donald Trump by House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) during a secretive Texas gathering this week, according to documents obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon. The Democracy Alliance, a group of millionaire and billionaire funders of the liberal movement, is holding its Spring Partner Retreat and Strategy Conference at the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, where security has been patrolling the meeting areas since Wednesday. As always at the group's secretive meetings, all programming is off the record and closed to members...
  • Manager of Turkey's state-run TV urges donations to campaign of Ilhan Omar

    07/08/2019 8:36:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/08/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Wait a second...isn't foreign influence on our elections supposed to be a bad thing?  Illegal, in fact? The head of Turkey's state-run television service is openly urging Turks to donate to the campaign of Ilhan Omar, the anti-Semitic congresswoman from Minnesota.  JNS has the story: Tarek Cherkaoui, the manager of the Turkish state-run news channel TRT World's research center, wrote an article in April calling upon Turks to donate to the campaign fund of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). The article was widely reprinted in the Turkish media. The article, written for the English-language website of the Turkish pro-government daily Yeni Şafak and published...
  • ‘Nonpartisan’ Mueller Investigation-Focused Group Tied to Dem Dark Money

    04/25/2019 11:20:25 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 1 replies
    Washongton Free Beacon ^ | 4/25/2019 | Joe Schoffstall
    A "nonpartisan" group launched to "protect" Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into President Donald Trump that is now pushing for the release of the full, un-redacted Mueller Report is tied to a liberal dark money organization
  • ‘Shadowy’ dark money network behind left-wing causes exposed in new report

    04/17/2019 7:53:37 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 13 replies
    Faux News ^ | April 17, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    An expansive network of “shadowy” dark money donors has grown to rival the influence of the conservative Koch brothers -- pumping millions into left-wing causes ranging from health care to climate change to abortion -- all while flying well under the radar of public scrutiny, according to an explosive new report obtained by Fox News. The report, by conservative watchdog Capital Research Center, describes a band of nonprofits operating under the banner of Washington-based philanthropy company Arabella Advisors. Those “pop up groups” are housed in four Arabella-controlled “sister” nonprofits, according to the report: the New Venture Fund, Sixteen Thirty Fund,...
  • Lib Dark Money Group to Receive Private Briefing by House Dem. Nadler.....(follow the money)

    04/04/2019 11:24:27 PM PDT · by caww · 28 replies
    freebeacon ^ | 4/4/2019 | Brent Scher and Joe Schoffstall
    The largest donors on the left will be given a 'private briefing on investigations' into President Donald Trump by House Jud. Committee chairman 'Jerrold Nadler' during a 'secretive' Texas gathering this week, according to documents obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon. 'The Democracy Alliance', a group of millionaire and billionaire funders of the liberal movement,is holding its Spring Partner Retreat and Strategy Conference at the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, where security has been patrolling the meeting areas since Wednesday. As always at the group's secretive meetings, all programming is off the record and closed to members of the...
  • DARK MONEY: 10 anonymous donors ‘March For Our Lives’ is deliberately hiding

    03/29/2018 8:42:12 AM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 3/29/2018 | ADMIN
    Is anyone wondering how a group of high school students managed to pull off a huge, highly organized, multi-million dollar rally involving hundreds of thousands of people across the country, all in a matter of weeks? Debbie Wasserman Schultz Mark Kelly & the Gifford Foundation Michael Bloomberg & Everytown for Gun Safety MoveOn.org Planned Parenthood George Soros & Open Society Institute, the Tides Foundation, Women’s March, Louis Farrakhan Friends Committee of National Legislation American Federation of Teachers Jeri Rhodes & Greenpeace Friends Committee on National Legislation Saturday’s March for Our Lives event, which was supposedly organized “for kids and by...
  • Obama-Backed Group Appears at Democracy Alliance Donor Strategy Summit

    03/25/2017 8:01:06 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 25, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Former president working with Eric Holder to focus on redistricting efforts A group backed by former President Barack Obama participated at a D.C. gathering of deep-pocketed progressive donors strategizing to "restore progressive government" and to ensure fair redistricting in upcoming years. The gathering, hosted by the dark money Democracy Alliance network, is part of the network's spring investment conference and national donor summit held in D.C to plot resistance against President Trump and Republicans. The summit consists of numerous panels and discussions with key Democratic groups and players. Kelly Ward, the executive director of the Obama-linked National Democratic Redistricting Committee...
  • Resistance Royalty: Pelosi, Soros Headline Left’s Biggest Dark Money Conference

    11/17/2017 3:34:17 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 17, 2017 | Brent Scher and Joe Schoffstall
    Private memo gives inside look at Democracy Alliance's latest secret donor meeting CARLSBAD, Calif.—A secretive three-day conference where big money liberal donors are plotting the next steps of the "resistance" will be headlined by Friday speeches by billionaire George Soros and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to internal documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The Democracy Alliance, a donor club of deep-pocketed liberal donors that each pledge to direct hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to approved left-wing groups, descended on California's posh La Costa Resort on Wednesday morning for its fall donor summit. The group...
  • Soros, Democracy Alliance, Dark Money, and Violence

    11/29/2016 7:37:52 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 November 2016 | William F. Jasper
    In the days and weeks since Donald Trump’s historic upset victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Big Money establishment globalists have been in hyper-drive, colluding and scheming to launch a multi-pronged effort to undo the election. Their plan involves multiple operations providing simultaneous “pressure from above and below,” utilizing legal challenges, petitions, media campaigns, and “direct action” street violence.On November 22, two weeks after Donald Trump was declared to have been elected the 45th president of the United States, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) revealed one of its new political initiatives: funding a $10 million program to “confront hate” in...
  • The FBI’s Clinton Foundation Probe

    10/30/2016 8:39:57 PM PDT · by randita · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/30/16 | Rich Lowry
    This Wall Street Journal story is such a blockbuster in every way that arguably the most significant news comes in the 14th (!) paragraph: New details show that senior law-enforcement officials repeatedly voiced skepticism of the strength of the evidence in a bureau investigation of the Clinton Foundation, sought to condense what was at times a sprawling cross-country effort, and, according to some people familiar with the matter, told agents to limit their pursuit of the case. The probe of the foundation began more than a year ago to determine whether financial crimes or influence peddling occurred related to the...
  • John McCain: Arizona’s sellout senator is the godfather of dark money

    06/10/2016 6:35:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    KTAR News ^ | 11 May, 2016 | DARIN DAMME
    U.S. Sen. John McCain wrote the rules on dark money when he sponsored campaign finance reform, also known as the McCain-Feingold Act. Now he’s using millions of dollars in dark money in a bid to hold on to his tightly contested Arizona seat. An investigation into the various PACs supporting McCain brought to light some stunning conclusions. First, the vast majority of McCain campaign donations are not from the Arizonans he represents but from people and corporations outside of Arizona with a vested interest in McCain’s continued support and votes for their interests. Second, several of the PACs supporting McCain...